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Father John Misty Shares “Pure Country,” a Jokey Country Version of “Pure Comedy”

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Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) has shared a new version of “Pure Comedy,” the title track to his latest album, Pure Comedy (released back in April via Sub Pop and Under the Radar‘s #1 Album of 2017 So Far). Entitled “Pure Country,” the new version is a country music take on the song. But as expected from Tillman, it’s more of a parody of a country song than a serious attempt, from Tillman’s hokey accented vocals to the purposefully lo-fi sound to Tillman exclaiming at one point “That’s right boys, bring it on home!” But it does go to show how a powerful song with strong lyrics, which the original version of “Pure Comedy” was, can be rendered inert due to different instrumentation and production choices. Listen below, followed by Father John Misty’s upcoming tour dates.

Tillman recently said he was almost done with his next album and that it would be due out in 2018.

Father John Misty appeared on the cover of Under the Radar‘s recent Spring 2017 Issue.

Read our recent cover story interview with Father John Misty.

Read our recent cover story bonus Q&A with Father John Misty.

Also read our rave review of Pure Comedy.

Pure Comedy is the follow-up to Father John Misty’s excellent 2015-released sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear. I Love You, Honeybear, was Under the Radar’s #1 album of 2015. Consequently, Father John Misty was on the cover of our Best of 2015 print issue and you can read that cover story article here. Also read our earlier 2015 print article on Father John Misty and our earlier 2015 bonus Q&A with Tillman (also read our 2012 interview with him).

Father John Misty Tour Dates:

Nov. 01 - Edinburgh, UK - Usher Hall *
Nov. 02 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy *
Nov. 05 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo * [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 07 - London,UK - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo * [SOLD OUT]
Nov. 08 - London, UK - Hammersmith Eventim Apollo *
Nov. 09 - Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome *
Nov. 11 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon *
Nov. 12 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique *
Nov. 13 - Utrecht, NL - TivoliVredenburg *
Nov. 14 - Berlin, DE - Huxley’s *
Nov. 16 - Milan, IT - Fabrique *
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz *
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera *
Nov. 20 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios *

* w/ Weyes Blood

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